ETS is an industry leading provider of EMV, PCI POS PED Web-Enabled, Secure PIN Pads and Cryptographic Remote Programmable Keyboards with integrated Smart Card, Magnetic Card, Double Sided Document Scanning, Secure Image Capture and Biometric Fingerprint Swipe technology options. All solutions are available in USB or RS232 Serial options with a clear migration solution. Cheque (check) reading OCR and MICR solutions are a specialty.
At ETS our goal is simple, provide the best teller position data entry solutions available in the global financial services market not just today but into the future. The challenge today is to ensure that our secure automated remote programmable solutions enable the minimum cabling and clutter at the teller position within the smallest possible footprint. As a result of having only one external data cable, the risks of data being compromised are significantly reduced. The eKryptoTM SDC (Secure Device Communication) platform enables many devices to operate within a single housing as it creates virtual serial ports. This technology allows for less clutter on the counter and lessens the occurrence of maintenance issues as devices don’t now all require separate power and external data cables. The other clear advantage is ease of portability where it becomes necessary to set up new teller positions. This virtual serial port technology has enabled ETS to provide truly best of breed solutions to our customers worldwide.
eKryptoTM SDC (Secure Device Communication) Software Suite
The eKryptoTM SDC (Secure Device Communication) is a complete software suite providing all of the elements necessary for managing secure networked I/O device communication.
eKryptoTM SDC Controls:
eKryptoTM SDC Software Drivers
The eKryptoTM SDC contains the software drivers and smartlets required for eKryptoTM Chip functionality along with the functionality of all I/O devices RS232 Serial or USB that may be controlled by the eKryptoTM Chip. Such devices may for example include integrated Smart Card Reader/s, Magnetic Card Reader, Cheque Reader, Scanner, LCD Display, Fingerprint Swipe Reader, Signature Pad, Receipt Printer or Barcode Scanner. All the devices firmware is controlled by the SDC software, allowing In Application Programming of device firmware to ensure ease of maintenance, optimum security and future proofing.
eKryptoTM SDC Secure Key Management
Each eKryptoTM Chip is loaded with a factory PKI certificate, allowing secure remote initial 3DES key load and secure distribution of firmware upgrades. Extension of these services can be provided for customers if required. The eKryptoTM Chip contains three encryption engines, 3DES, SHA-1 and PKI plus a True Random Number Generator.
eKryptoTM SDC Smartlets
eKryptoTM device controllers are loaded with a signed smartlet that dictates the device functionality. A secure transaction is only initiated on receipt and verification of a signed, trusted smartlet by the eKryptoTM device via the connected Host. An individual eKryptoTM device can support in excess of 18 applications as it is not limited to available SAM slots.
eKryptoTM SDC Remote Maintenance and Programmability
Application and firmware changes only require a smartlet revision plus each device is remotely programmable and supports secure remote key loading for greater security, maintenance convenience and cost savings. The upgrade process steps are (1) revision of smartlet (2) replacing the old smartlet file with the revised version on host server (3) automatic download of the new smartlet during next boot operation. A secure operation is only initiated on receipt and verification of a signed, trusted smartlet by the eKryptoTM device via the connected Host negating the threat of rogue updates.
eKryptoTM SDC J/XFS & XFS Middleware Device Services
The eKryptoTM SDC can include J/XFS or XFS Middleware Device Services where a JAVA or Windows middleware platform is being deployed. Device Services for non eKryptoTM devices can be created for clients on request.
eKryptoTM SDC EMV2000 (4.0) Level 2 Kernel
The eKryptoTM SDC can include the optional EMV2000 (4.0) Level 2 Approved Kernel when required by customers seeking a fully EMV compliant solution with EMV2000 (4.0) Level 2 Approved Keyboards and/or PIN Pads. An EMV L2 approved development application can also be provided to assist customer development of EMV compliant applications.
eKryptoTM SDC Communications Port Management
Coupled with the eKryptoTM Chip the eKryptoTM secure Device Communication Software Suite can provide the engine for both USB and RS232 Serial port connectivity through providing and managing the USB ports necessary for integrating peripherals such as PIN Pads and Receipt Printers. Where necessary the SDC can create virtual RS232 Serial and USB Ports for multiple integrated or connected device deployment where limited physical ports are available. The eKryptoTM SDC VIRCOM Solution (see below for more detail) enables organizations with non USB legacy applications but USB workstations to deploy eKryptoTM USB devices via the USB port but communicating in RS232 Serial form. When the organization eventually migrates the legacy application to USB, these devices can switch to full speed plug and play USB communication by simply issuing a revised signed smartlet instruction remotely from the host server.
eKryptoTM SDC VIRCOM - Migration of Legacy Systems
The SDC VIRCOM software enables the eKryptoTM Keyboard and/or PIN Pad to work with legacy serial applications over its USB infrastructure, therefore in the future when an organisation migrates its application to USB the device will continue to work seamlessly, only requiring a remote instruction to turn off the VIRCOM function in the SDC software. This technology combined with best of breed components and full remote programmability contributes to a product life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Using the USB based host interface architecture; the SDC VIRCOM driver includes a true virtual communications port for each RS232 serial device. The banking application continues to use the COM ports architecture in the driver for the individual RS232 serial devices interface (maintain actual device interface protocol). There is no application change required for this interface. Only the communications port name changes from the physical port (e.g. comm2) to the Virtual communications port (e.g. comm4).
eKryptoTM SDC VIRCOM Benefits:
eKryptoTM PIN Pad & Terminal Range
The eKrypto™ PIN Pad & Terminal Range offer the optimum PIN entry solution where security is of paramount importance. Whether for financial applications or access control these security devices ensure integrity of communication between device and host. The eKryptoTM Range includes the eKryptoTM Web-Enabled PCI POS PED PIN Pad that complies to the VISA MasterCard PCI POS PED Standard for Chip & PIN devices.
The eKryptoTM is a smartlet driven engine for programmable, Web-Enabled EMV Smart Card Terminals and Keyboards dedicated to meeting your application needs for high level security. For the highest level of cryptographic strength for data security, eCryptoTM performs sensitive cryptographic functions internally, in a secure environment isolated from the operator's PC or Workstation.
Secure Environment: Integrated Tamper Resistant Housing delivers a tamper-evident and high performance solution. High Performance: Standard DES/3DES and PKI (2048 bit) algorithms deliver rapid key generation, as well as fast RSA type digital signature processing (1024 bit in less than 55 milliseconds). Broad Range of Applications: eKryptoTM secures applications ranging from organisation-specific, custom solutions (Banking, eCommerce or Healthcare) to generic off-the-shelf applications (office automation, workflow processing or access control). The units are designed to comply with all major PINPad standards. eKryptoTM is the new brand name for what was formerly the EtsKrypto range of secure EMV PCI POS PED PIN Pads, terminals and banking / post office keyboards.